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Poster: JihadOMuffin Date: Nov 22, 2010 9:26am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I wonder if Osama listens to the GRATEFUL DEAD?

Yes I have heard of the interconnectedness of paganism and the religions of today. Zeitgeist talks a bit about it. Though the movie was a little too shock and awe for me. No one who is religious would watch past the first ten minutes, and so they are just beating a dead horse.

I kinda feel like America and Europe keep their technology to themselves; once we obtained these amazing technological advancements we used our advantage to keep the third world countries down.

I am reading "Arsenals of Folly" right now about the cold way. Reagan keeps insisting that the US would share SDI technology with Russia. Gorbachev replies how about sharing milking and agricultural technology first.

How insane is that? That we would push the second most powerful country(at the time) to produce only weapons. Well I guess you could say it was Communism's' lack of innovation... That is kinda my argument with Islam_Sucks. That Capitalist Christianity was the reason for the differences in wealth between us and everybody else. I don't believe that... While I do agree that only America could produce a band like the Dead... that Americans happen to be in the right place at the right time. Some of Malcolm Gladwell books talk about the timing of America's greatness. Something like 25 out 50 of the richest people ever in the world were born in the US between 1830 and 1850. Just hard work Huh?

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Poster: JihadOMuffin Date: Nov 22, 2010 9:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I wonder if Osama listens to the GRATEFUL DEAD?

Just to clarify, I am 100% for Tolerance of other people. This is how I got into this. You can bash Islam all you want. But I have a couple amazing Islamic friends, not orthodox or anything, and they are really great people. The Hate Mongering Conservatives in this country really piss me off.

Many people take for granted the information Americans have access too. I recently heard that most people in Afghanistan have never even heard of 9/11. So they don't even understand why America is all over the middle east. Their opinion of Christianity is the same as many American's opinion of Islam.

There is that argument for gun control that goes like this: it wasn't the gun, but the finger that pulled the trigger. That is how I think of religion: Most are very good and teach good things; but the people who practiced it, didn't do it in a humane responsible way.

Believe me I am highly pissed by Saudi's treatment of women, and people getting whipped for having illegitimate sex, and that crazy shit with little boys in Afghanistan, that shit is totally wrong. Not to mention Indonesian fascist laws against weed. I don't support that stuff.

I took this great Jazz History Class, and we read this article called "America's Super Weapon." This weapon was Louis Armstrong. Our music is so great that the Fascists and Communists were scrambling to outlaw syncopation. We don't need wars to prove ourselves as people, our culture has all ready dominated the world.

What if we took a tenth of the Pentagon budget and flew bands to the middle east to play for free? Show them why America truly is so great.